Steve Lombardozzi’s sacrifice fly in the ninth Tuesday night gave the Washington Nationals their first late-inning comeback win of the season, capping a two-run rally for a 3-2 victory over the New York Mets.
There are endless reasons why Davey Johnson is such a fan favorite in the baseball world, but bringing them inside the mind of a Major League manager, with how he should set his lineup for an American League park is just another sterling example of the transparency that makes him so beloved.
Nats GM Mike Rizzo supported Davey Johnson’s decision to bench Danny Espinosa during his weekly radio show Wednesday, saying the second baseman is “in a little bit of a funk right now” and could use a couple days off.
Nationals manager Davey Johnson says he’ll sit Danny Espinosa the next two games, replacing him with Steve Lombardozzi at second base as the team wraps up its series with Atlanta.
The emergence of Stephen Strasburg was both a product of years of losing in Washington, and the commencement of a multilayer unveiling of new, raw homegrown talent. When Bryce Harper made a guest appearance and unsurprisingly, never left, it was easy to think the best fruit of a slowly-cropped farm was born. And now there’s Lombardozzi.
The Washington Nationals led off Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Braves with back to back home runs from Steve Lombardozzi and Bryce Harper, but couldn’t hang on to win.